Palo pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

Alex Halsted

ISU men’s basketball guard Bubu Palo has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, according to online court records.

Yempabou Palo, 21, known as Bubu, and Spencer Cruise, 21, both turned themselves in Sept. 7 on charges of second-degree sexual abuse for an incident that occurred on May 18.

Palo was released on pre-trial release with a noncontact order with the victim, whose name was not released. ISU men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced at the time Palo had been suspended indefinitely.

According to online court records, Palo’s attorney entered a written not guilty plea Tuesday. No other information on further dates are currently available.